Monday, September 16, 2013

Annual Fairy House Tour "Creative After-party!"

Hello, Gorgeouses!

I have a terrific announcement to make: NEPC is representing the "Inspire! New England Paper Crafts" CRE8TIME Team THIS weekend at the Wentworth-Coolidge Center for the Arts at Drift Gallery of Contemporary Art with a free fairy-themed paper crafting event!

"New England Paper Crafts (, is proud to announce their partnership with Drift Gallery  ( to expand fairy-themed projects to the Wentworth-Coolidge Center for the Arts on Saturday, September 21st, 2013, from 2 - 5pm at the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in Portsmouth, NH. The “Inspire! New England Paper Crafts” CRE8TIME ( event coincides with the Friends of the South End Fairy House Tour, which takes place on both Saturday and Sunday September 21 & 22 from 11-3pm in the historic South End of Portsmouth." **To download complete press release, please click HERE.

My angels with Fairy Houses author, Tracy Kane
The Annual Fairy House Tour brings over four thousand families to Portsmouth, NH at three locations: The Governor John Langdon House, Strawberry Banke and Piece Island.  My family looks forward to going to this renowned event every year.

When we get home following the event, we're just FILLED with fairy inspiration, and we will quickly take up crafting projects with that theme.

When I saw Susan Tierney-Cockburn's newest introduction for Sizzix, "Secret Garden," I thought it would be fun to use these creative designs and have the kids' friends come to the studio to join us for a fairy-themed "after-party"following our day at the Fairy House Tour.

Oh! Videos!
Introducing Sizzix Big Shot for "Inspire! New England Paper Crafts" Cre8time Event 

Demo of free Fairy House Tour "Creative After-Party," 09/21/13, Portsmouth, NH 

Through my work as team leader of the "Inspire! New England Paper Crafts" CRE8TIME Team, I, along with my teammates, dedicate ourselves to "Get OUT there!" and share our passion for paper crafts with others.  In support of our efforts, Ali Goodwin of Drift Gallery offered me the space at Wentorth-Coolidge Center for the Arts in order to offer this fairy-themed opportunity to everyone!  How great is that??

Thanks to Ali and our wonderful sponsors, I'm so {happy} to bring this FREE paper crafting event to the Seacoast!  Check out the beautiful products from these industry-leading companies that have gladly supplied this hands-on event:
Oh, you've GOT to check out what you can make easily at:
Their blog is INCREDIBLE, too!
I check it daily at:
I can't WAIT to show you the latest from
their "Design Memory Craft" collection
My studio is LOADED with a wide variety
these products.  It's amazing what you find
that you need at
Did you know The Eyelet Outlet is a local company?
The Pollard family has numerous coordinating products of
theirs filling our embellishment trays!
Oh, you'll get your hands on the latest die-cutting supplies, stamps, inks and paints that are on the market today!  Truly quality materials that are a gateway to your paper crafting and mixed media exploration.  
I will be on hand at this event to:
  • guide you through these fairy-themed projects with artful tips and inspiration, 
  • answer your questions about many of the newest art supplies on the market, 
  • direct you to wide variety of paper crafting and mixed media advice from designers in the field  throughout the New England region,
  • as well as offer sources for specialty tools and products from our local suppliers.
So, stop by - see what we're working on, try some free fairy-themed "Cre8te and Take" paper crafting projects for yourself, or just enjoy Drift Gallery at the picturesque seaside park of the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion.

We'd love to see you THIS Saturday, September 21st from 2 - 5pm, Wentworth-Coolidge Center for the Arts at Drift Gallery, 375 Little Harbor Road, Portsmouth, NH.  It's only one hour north of Boston, MA and one hour south of Portland, Maine.

In support of their exhaustive work, donations will gratefully be taken on behalf of the Friends of the South End.

Have you been on a Fairy House Tour before?  We'd love to hear about your experience and how it inspired you, too!

Craft On, Laurel

Laurel Lee Pollard, Online Publisher, Promoter
New England Paper Crafts
"Ensuring the inspiring world of paper crafts continues to bloom."

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